Zitat des Tages über Nur / Merely:
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
It hardly seems worthwhile to point out the shortsightedness of those practitioners who would have us believe that the form of the poem is merely its shape.
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
A person is not merely a single subject distinguished from all the others. It is especially a being to which is attributed a relative autonomy in relation to the environment with which it is most immediately in contact.
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities.
God's interventions are miracles: events that cannot happen by merely natural agents but only by a supernatural agent. They no more interfere with our free will than natural events like earthquakes. We choose how to respond to them.
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being.
The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
I look askance at any movement which assists in making the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.
A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
I don't think you need to dumb down to a child, you merely have to be clear, you know?
Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.
Prayer is commitment. We don't merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled.
Many critics of the Palestinians, especially those in Congress, think the current calm is merely the eye of the storm. That's why the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package last week that forbade the direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority .
The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.
Witchery is merely a word for what we are all capable of.
The Miss America Pageant reinforces a belief that women are merely how they look and how they please.
It isn't as if a writer merely records life as it unfurls. Reality does not automatically transcribe as literature; real people are not shapely, compelling characters to be harvested. Charming facts and sharp observations rarely slide seamlessly into whatever narrative is at hand.
Human material seems to have one major defect: it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
However, if the religions in essence merely repeat statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, such a Declaration becomes superfluous; an ethic is more than rights.